First International Speaking Engagement!

I woke up bright and early Saturday morning to encourage #students in Niger to pursue #STEM via an international webinar!

Initially, I worried that I lacked the cultural context necessary to relate to Nigerien students.

Boy, was I wrong.

This was, by far, the most engaged group of students I've worked with.

We cracked jokes, discussed #racism, and talked about life in America.

I actually made 0 changes to my typical #presentation!

The highlight for me was hearing a student explain with conviction that he was pursuing computer #engineering.

I told him he was going to change the world, and saw a bright, confident smile beaming through the camera.

Huge thanks to Ayele Kuevidjen and the U.S. Department of State-Niger for making this possible!

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